[drm] nouveau iMac crashes and burns

Younes Manton younes.m at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 15:08:06 PST 2009

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 6:02 PM, Younes Manton <younes.m at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 5:54 PM, Justin Mattock <justinmattock at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I had figured this would happen,
>> but was curious to see if this
>> new bad boy would work.
>> (probably why fedora 12 doesnt boot as well).
>> basically the system freezes during boot once
>> drn nouveau is loaded. here's dmesg captured
>> with firescope:(a bit long)
>  <..snip..>
>> <3>[    6.891531] [drm] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: No ctxprog for NV94
>  <..snip..>
>> machine is an iMac with the gt130 card
>> I loaded mesa,dri, but didn't find any
>> firmware(if any) for /lib/firmware
> You need the firmware, it's not carried in the upstream tree.[1]
> There's also a PPC-specific patch currently in the Nouveau tree and on
> various lists that you need to apply.[2]
> [1] http://people.freedesktop.org/~pq/
> [2] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/nouveau/linux-2.6/commit/?id=a51b847bebf85e8539db6afe1627a3a17a05dfcc

(You only need to apply [2] if yours is a PPC Mac in case it wasn't
obvious, I just assumed PPC for some reason...)

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